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Afghan soldier dies in firefight at Kabul airport

Top of The World: A firefight at Afghanistan’s Kabul airport during the chaotic evacuation effort underway led to the death of at least one Afghan soldier on Monday. And, health authorities in Taiwan have given an emergency approval for the island's domestically developed COVID-19 shot. Also, Lebanon raised the price of fuel by 66% as government leaders attempt to reduce fuel subsidies in the country grappling with multiple crises.

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Thousands desperate to be evacuated from Afghanistan

Top of The World: Tens of thousands of people remain stuck in Afghanistan, desperate to be evacuated following the Taliban’s takeover. And, Vice President Kamala Harris’ once low-risk trip to Asia has taken on new importance as she will attempt to reassure allies of American credibility. Also, health officials in Australia are warning that major cities like Sydney and Melbourne may be losing control of a COVID-19 outbreak fueled by the more contagious delta variant.

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The Taliban continue crackdown on protests

Top of The World: Demonstrators took to the streets of Kabul Wednesday in defiance of the Taliban. And, A new study by Oxford University in the UK has found that two of the most widely used COVID-19 vaccines weaken within three months. Also, a powerful blast in Pakistan has killed at least three people and wounded around 50 others.

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A race to evacuate as Taliban asserts authority over Afghanistan

Top of The World: Two days after sweeping into power, the Taliban has declared general amnesty for Afghan government workers. And, US President Joe Biden defended the US pullout from Afghanistan in a statement on Monday, saying, “I stand squarely behind my decision. Also, Tropical Storm Grace has drenched Haiti with rain, just two days after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake killed at least 1,419 people in the south and injured 6,000 others.

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Taliban takes over half of Afghanistan’s provincial capitals

The Taliban has taken over half of Afghanistan's provincial capitals, as it continues to make gains across the country. Also, the Venezuelan government and opposition are meeting for talks in Mexico. And, President Joe Biden is sending his special envoy for the Horn of Africa, Jeffrey Feltman, to push for stability in Ethiopia.

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President Biden issues executive order with sanctions against Belarus officials

Top of The World: President Joe Biden has issued an executive order imposing economic sanctions targeting members of the Belarusian government. And, Bangladesh has begun vaccinating Rohingya refugees in the country, with the help of aid agencies. Also, an armed group has ambushed and killed 30 people, including civilians, soldiers and pro-government militiamen in Burkina Faso

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Hong Kong convicts first person under national security law

Top of The World: Hong Kong has convicted the first person of secession and terrorism under its controversial new Beijing-imposed national security law. And, US President Joe Biden announced that US troops will end their combat mission in Iraq by the end of this year. Also, North and South Korea have restored communication channels after more than a year and have agreed to improve ties with each other.

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